• Colorado Springs watershed will finally get restoration plan

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    A $300,000 state grant will help create a flood restoration plan for the Monument Creek watershed, it was announced Wednesday. The 2012 Waldo Canyon fire killed two people and destroyed 346 homes in Colorado Springs. It also denuded hillsides, setting the stage for floods in 2013 that...

  • Colorado weighs 'Homeless Persons' Bill of Rights' proposal

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    DENVER -€” Homeless people in Colorado told state lawmakers Wednesday of being kicked by police, blocked from sleeping and thrown in jail for sitting in parks as lawmakers started work on a bill giving homeless people the right to seek civil remedies if they're harassed by authorities...

  • Colorado Springs residents unhappy with council's apartment complex OK

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    It's called progress, but that's not how it felt Tuesday to residents who saw the Colorado Springs City Council approve a 272-unit apartment building near their 5-acre residential lots. Councilman Andy Pico, a dissenter in the 6-2 vote, expressed concern about rezoning from...

  • Crackdown on pot caregivers likely to pass Colorado Senate

    By Megan Schrader megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    DENVER - A crackdown of the unlicensed and largely unregulated medical marijuana growers known as "caregivers" passed the Colorado Senate Tuesday on a voice vote with no opposition and will likely clear the chamber Wednesday in a final vote. Sen. Irene Aguilar, D-Denver, and author...

  • 'No man's land' potholes get fix on Colorado Avenue

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Those giant potholes that seemingly could swallow Volkswagen Beetles on Colorado Avenue should soon be a lot less dangerous. El Paso County crews were plugging the holes in "no man's land," from 30th Street to the U.S. 24 overpass on Tuesday and expect to finish Wednesday. "We'll...

  • Colorado bill would add DNA testing for eight misdemeanor convictions

    Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    A bipartisan bill has been introduced that would require mandatory DNA testing on people convicted of eight misdemeanors in Colorado. The bill's supporters said at a news conference Tuesday that it would help catch criminals in unsolved crimes and exonerate those falsely accused of...

  • Proposed scenic byway would link Colorado, northern New Mexico

    By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    If the state Byways Commission gets its way, Colorado will have a new scenic byway linking Durango with Chama, N.M. The board has asked the state Transportation Commission to approve the Tracks Across Borders Byway following the route of the historic, narrow-gauge portion of the...

  • Expansion of busy Colorado Springs corridor continues

    By Billie Stanton Anleu, The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Improvements to the Woodmen Road Corridor have moved into the second phase, as widening and straightening of the roadway continues. The city first began funding the project Feb. 22, 2000. Monday, the City Council heard a resolution to spend more than $500,000 to purchase six more...

  • Colorado House gives initial OK to American Indian mascot bill

    By Lynn Bartels, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Several American Indians watched Monday as the Colorado state House gave initial approval to a bill that bans the use Indian names or images for school mascots without approval from a panel of American Indians. House Bill 1165 would fine school districts $25,000 a month if they...

  • Suthers, Makepeace to face off in Gazette, KKTV debate

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Colorado Springs mayoral candidates John Suthers and Mary Lou Makepeace will address city issues face to face during a runoff debate hosted by The Gazette and KKTV on April 27. The half-hour debate will be shown live on KKTV beginning at 6:29 p.m. It also will be streamed live on...

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